April 9, 2020
Marlene (Mar) Katherine Faimon was born in Hastings, Neb., to Arnold and Martha (Menke) Faimon on Nov. 18, 1962. Heaven gained an angel, a jokester, a loving aunt, great-aunt, a godmother, a sister and a one-of-a-kind friend on March 24, 2020.
Mar graduated high school from Lawrence, Neb., and went on to be a camera tech for several years for companies such as KHAS, KOLN and a station out of Sioux Falls, S.D. She then moved back to Lawrence where she made it her permanent home. Mar worked as programs director at the Little Blue NRD in Davenport, for 32 years, working on many conservation projects including Liberty Cove near Lawrence.
Playing and coaching softball was her passion, where she influenced the lives of many girls. Mar was full of life and would travel the entire state to support her “kids” in the different activities they did. It was not only her nieces and nephews she supported, it included all of the kids whose lives she touched. She was never indirect but always had everyone’s best interest at heart. Throughout her life, Marlene met and became friends with many people, who she treated as family. Those friendships and people meant the world to her.
Other things Mar enjoyed in life were Husker football games, golf, gambling and fantasy football. She held positions on the town board and was involved in her community. Mar loved photography and capturing most cherished memories with the click of a camera. Her photographs will forever remind us of her and the wonderful, crazy, fun lady behind it!
Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Martha (Menke) Faimon; and sister, Patty. Survivors include her brothers, Donny, Larry (Mary) of Lawrence and Rich (Karen) of Glenvil; nieces and nephews, Kristina, Kevin and Kimberly Faimon, Bridget (Moh) Malek, Bruce (Stephanie) Faimon, Brooke (Cliff) Mazour, Brenda (Kyle) Tonniges; and 15 great-nieces and nephews.
A graveside service for immediate family was held Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, with Father Corey Harrison officiating. A “Celebration of Life” for Marlene will be held at a later date. Memorials can be sent to: Marlene Faimon, P.O. Box 362, Lawrence, Neb. 68957. Private condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.mertenbutlermortuary.com